The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 30, 1910 Page: 3 of 8
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M. E. Trapp, Candidate for Democratic «.?&
* examiner is provided to the public M
Nomination fcr State Treasurer
xamiuer is provided to the public
well as the officers examined, that em h
deputy is required to >;i>«' bond to the
state iu the sum of $10,000 and that
the making of false reports cousu
tutes a felony.'
The statutes also provide for tTie ex
aminatiou of all other county officers,
under the condition that the county
commissioners ask for it, or. by a pe-
tition of 5 per ceut of the voters of the
These are in general the duties of
the state examiner and inspector.
Under the last provision, the records
of many counties have been examined,
with such satisfactory results both to
the officers and to the public, that a
large majority of the present count>
officers iavor a systematic examination
of their records along the same lines
now in force for county treasurers.
Under the constitutional provision a
new system of accounting for the
county treasurers has been established,
the receipts and disbursements ot
public funds have been regu.arly au-
dited, and every dollar passed through
their offices since statehood has been
properly accounted for.
In view of the fact that this de-
partment was practically without pre-
cedent n other states, and further,
considering the fact that almost two-
thirds of the counties of this state
had no organization nor records or
precedent, it would be absurd to
presume that perfection lias been
reached Yet, compared with condi-
tions prior to statehood, great ad-
vances have been made. Hut many
inconsistencies must yet be reme-
j The constitution did not place the
! "one term" restriction on the office I
of state examiner and inspector, the;
framers of it undoubtedly realizing j
the advantage of experience neces-,
sary in a department which requires
technical training of its officers, and
Charles A. Taylor, the present state
examiner and inspector, who has
made good, should be renominated
and elected to this office, to carry
/. ... i, ,.,,.,11*., on a work so important to the flnan-
toned honesty peculiarly qualify^him!, ln(ere8t of 8ta(e
tor the °fBee of state He stands strictly upon his record
In choosing a . nkl hnma as an °">cer, a citizen and a demo-
treasurer the democrats of Oklahoma (.rat ,md ■ tt
should consider four questions. | vote for honesty, fairness and strict
Is he honest. business methods in government.
- , , Is he capable and efficient . We can highly recommend Mr. Chas.
where Mr. Trapp grew to manhood.oc- Is he familiar with the fiscal affa rs A Tay|(|r ag the trup am, ,oya,
quiring an education in the district ; 0f nie state and capable of taking up f,.|em| ()t- fnion labor at all times and
school, which was largely supple , the du.es of the office and dUc^rging ™ ti ' ^Ve in^Ue " .
mented as he grew older by his in li slUne without making mistakes that j (eres| of on lab _Po, Ad
vidual efforts poring over books by j might be expensive to the stateI
candlelight after the hard day's work j is he a loyal democrat who has a I
always attendant on the life of a pio j ways been ready to use every legit i-
neer family on an Oklahoma farm. | mate means at his command to fur-
When 20 years old he successfully |ther the interests of his party?
passed a teachers' examination anil | Ed Trapp is a man about whom
for four years followed that profes these questions must all be answered
sion, the last year being principal ot j ju the affirmative.
the Coyle public schools. - •
INVIRS INVESIIGA1I0N Of RECORD
AND SUPFORi Of HIS CANDIDACY
« ■ m< nt 1
all his department heads to commence (
a ' .impaign of wage-cutting, which in I
the Census Department alone has driv- '
en the girls employed to desperate
straights, and now this attack by the j
Kmployers' Association backed by the ;
National Association *t" Manufacturers
compels us to believe that the plan of j
campaign against organized labor is to
make Washington the model open shop
city of the United States.
"See this four-column reading adver-
tisement which has just appeared in
the Washington Times." continued the
union man. "It is headed 'Mob-Cod-
dling by Congressmen,' and, after vi-
ciously attacking those Congressmen
who showed themselves friendly to la-
bor legislation during the last session, i
asserts that the National Trades and I
Workers Association, organized by the
notorious, union-hating l'ost, has ten
dered Roosevelt a salary of $100,000 to
become its directing head. It must be
remembered that Washington is unlike
in) other dty In tl|© Qttttid 8tat6s, its
citizens cannot vote for its municipal
officers who are the adherents of tlie
administration, and therefore the poll-
' cies of such men as Taft and his
friends In the National Association of
Manufacturers can be directly forced
upon our local unions. These things
being so it is plain that the unfon men
of the District of Columbia have a fight
on their hands which is of National im-
portance and will undoubtedly call for
support from the entire labor move-
ment of the United States."
Son of a Missouri father and a Mis-
sissippi mother, M. E. Trapp came to
Oklahoma with his parents in 1889, at
the age of eleven. f
The family settled on a homestead
east of (Juthrie, in Logan county,
where Mr. Trapp grew to manhood, ac
What the Boys Are
Doing and Saying
The Unit, $1.00 per year. Be sure
The Cement Workers are planning
for a big turnout on Labor Day.
The Hod Carriers expressed them-
selves in favor of subscribing to The
•' * >\ '
The Inside Electrical Workers are
confident of winning out on the Morris
EUGENE P. GUTHRIE
Coyle puonc scnouis. g0 exemplary has belli Mr. Trapp s
Cd, as he is familiarly known to his j admjnj8tration of the office of state
/vf norannnl friends, left tied- is. Mu mnat hitter narti
jbuio -— —- !] criticised.
Territory, seiling bank supplies and i efficicncy j8 abundantly proven
office fixtures. . ! by the perfect system of accounting!
in 1904 the democrats of Logan £ hftg deviBed and 1>ut in op-1
county, in looking about for cancn , tlon in hia present office, which is
dates to lead their forlorn hope against j conceded to have the most I
accurate st'1 of records
and^^t^a^con'flde^e^i^himself^'hat Having made a specialstudy of tax-
r S'e0of wl fte^up": and poh.t of experience in llscal affairs ids
aldedby his own popularity and '''-'f-f^^bTeu'a loyal demo-
marked qualification he was elec i and lias contributed his time and
V the°first Btate campaign he wan money to the aid of the party in every
nominated and elected as state audi- campaign si, .eel> *" ■
We ask every union to appoint a cor-
respondent for The ITuit and send us
news pertaining to the welfare of their
The Sheet Metal Workers seem to be
in prosperous condition. They are
taking an active interest in the Labor
The Cooks and Waiters. Bakers and
Laundry Workers atK all union men
for their support. Also be sure and
look for the label on cigars and to-
tor. Throughout his administration of
that office he has met the many dif
ficult questions attending the forma-
tion of state government in a man-
ner that has at all times protected
the inteersts of the people and safe-
guarded the public funds. i
His intimate knowledge of the iisca
affairs of the state and his unques
I'd Traon"has'justified tlie trust im- DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR
1 , V £? , Yv,- ,,„m(U.rnts of OK CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
Hhomaa^dUentitled to consideration STRONGLY ENDORSED BY HON. A.
lahoma and is eniiue democratic C. HULL, OF EDMOND, OKLA.,
under the long ^tfbUaheddemocrac p0RMER SECRETARY 0F STATE
rule that one good term deserves u ARKANSAS
other. A vote for him s a vote tor OF ARKANSAS.
an honest, economic, democratic ad- (From the Edmond Enterprise, July
The Teamsters had a well attended
meeting Wednesday night and an un-
usual amount of business was attended
to. Twelve applicants were admitted
Mr. Union Man. The American Fed-
eration of Laborers ask you to urge
all unskilled laborers to join them.
You can do a grcjat deal to help them,
so get busy.
Frank Shook, Labor Temple dele-
gate from the Stage Employes, is call-
ing on the various locals offering them
the new buttons and asking them to
place them on sale.
The laundry workers report their
organization as being in better condi-
tion, and hope b'efore long to bring all
difficulties that tiow confront them to
an end by peaceful agreement.
I may be unable to meet and talk
with you personally. I know 1 am
well qualified to represent the people
of I his city in the state legislature.
1 have been a worker in the politics
of Oklahoma state and territory for
fifteen years. I was chairman of the
last Democratic convention held in
Oklahoma territory, when Frank Mat-
thews was nominated for delegate to
congress. 1 was chairman mid writer
for the Democratic press bureau dur-
ing the constitutional convention cam-
paign, moved to Oklahoma City at that
Do you subscribe for The Unit?
You don't! Well, you ought to be
ashamed of yourself. Our circulation
manager, "the little fellow in white,
will take your dollar at any time and
send you The Unit for one year.
I If you don't register, why, it's just
j about as bad as eating Tost's l'oastles
or drinking Rotum Cereal Coffee. It
you think it don't pay to vote, why,
pack up your junk and move over to
1 Africa. You won't have to vote over
The Cooks and Walters intend to
establish a self-sustaining headquar-
ters in the near future. Their inten-
tion Is to allow all members of or-
ganized labor to make themselves at
j home with them. We would like to
see tills venture take form in reality.
On Saturday afternoon 1 called on
I the Garment Workers and offered
them The Unit's subscription rale to
locals. They appeared to be favor
ably Impressed and no doubt will ac
lime and have been here ever since.
I was private secretary to Governor
Haskell during the last session of the
state legislature. I am personally
acquainted with Hie leading Democrats
of the state, and with the experience
I have had, know that I am in a posi-
tion to do a great deal of good in the
legislature for the people of this city.
1 invite an Investigation of my rec-
ord in Oklahoma, and If you can give
me your support, 1 will appreciate it
very much. PAUL NKSBITT.
cept same. They seem to be in pros-
perous condition and we urge all un-
ion men to recognize their label and
keep them so.
The Labor Temple association met
Sunday morning at II! 1-2 South Rob-
inson. The meeting was called to
order by W. H. Moore, who presided.
The association lias received 250 but-
tons, these being now on sale at $1.00
or more apiece. Nearly all of the un-
ions will levy a 20-cent assessment
and the rest of them are expected to
do likewise at their next meetings.
He sure and see that the label Is on
everything you purchase and you'll
surely go to heaven when you die.
Heaven, you know, is a closed shop
and hell is one of the open kind. Of
course, the devil is said to be the first
scab, but then I rather think that hard
oil the poor devil; he don't seem to be
I quite as bad as that. Anybody can
| go to hell, but very few get into
I heaven. St. Peter generally asks them
for a card and If you are not In good
I standing, you can go to bell.
ministration of the state treasurei s
nflieP -—Pol. AdV.
Hon. Charles A. Taylor
"I have known Eugene P. Guthrie,
democratic candidate for clerk of the
superior court of this county, from
his early boyhood days. I knew him
when he worked his way through
school. I knew him as a teacher in
the school from which he graduated
at the head <>t' his class. h<> waa h
valued assistant to me during my in
cumbency as secretary of state of Ar-
Tovlnr the nresenti During the greater part of terri cumuency as secretary of state ot Ar-
Hon. Chares A. . . _ torial government in Oklahoma, there kansas, and was afterwards appoint-
State Examiner and Inspector ot UK a- practically no systematic check e(j deputy commissioner of mines,
homa needs no introduction to the j Upon the collections and disburse- manufactures and agriculture of the
, , pnHv Hft's which ments of revenues and public funds 8tate which position he held for four
were rte (fays "hat tried the ^'ouls of £ Oklahoma, although the statutes year'. Por t<Je paBt ten yearB lle has
were theid y• provided for various auditing boards, been one of the successful insurance
Union labor, and^up days o^tne pro ^ ^ prftctically dead ^ Qf oklahoma JUld Arkan8ag.
famous nr wo's devoting bis letters. 'all positions he has been faithful,
troubles,> . . f. . as "Master The legislature of 190;" attempted ilonest and true, always rendering
S _f thp "Kntehts of Labor " 1 to correct conditions by passing the satisfactory service. He is a com
then one ^?t?e most power- county auditor's law, but this, also,' merciai college graduate, also a
fid labor orginizations in the Tinted was more or less ignored. Evidently graduate of law.
till labor o - these conditions were fully known "Mr. (Juthrie is strictly a self-made
States. | and realized by the constitutional marit anfj iiag an Gf his life been iden-
co'nvention and as a remdy it ere- titled with the moral, religious and best
ated the office of state examiner and interests of the country. He is a
inspector, clothing it with executive genuine democrat of the 'old school'
authority, and providing that the per- type; and is in every way worthy of
son eligible to hold said oilice must the support of every citizen of Okla-
be an "expert accountant of at least homa county."
three years' experience." It pro-
vided that Ills duties should be to
examine all county trasurers and
the state treasurers books and ac-
counts ill their hands or in the banks,
without notice to the treasurers
least twice each year.
NATIONAL CAPITOL TO
SEE A BIG LABOR WAR.
Illy Pan-American Press.)
vaoutc.o, ... , Washington, 1). July 20.—Forced
?ast twice eacn year. It provided to the conclusion that the Kmployers'
iirther, that he shall be a member Association of this city Is leading a sys-
.Iof the state .board of equalization j tematic attack upon organized labor
of taxes and assessors of railroads throughout the District of Columbia for
and corporations, and that other du- the purpose of making Washington
i lies and powers might be added by ] "the model open shop of the 1'nited
law. • States," eighty presidents of local un-
! in pursuance to the last clause, |0ns met in the Typographical Temple
' ihe nrst and second legislatures ml(l pledged an immediate t ash sum of
I provided additional duties, that tilt . $10,000 for union defense and in addl-
1 examiner and inspector shall exam- tion a monthly assessment of 2i> cents
line the books ami accounts of all , per capita upon the 35,OOii members of
i state ofheers who collect or dis- organized labor in the District.
j burse runds of the state or under Chairman Charles I). Seals asserts
jibe •management" of tlie state, to that the committee lias still <.tlierj
examine the financial transactions \ plans of adding to this fighting fund.
all public, educational, charitable, which must be large because it is not
„r this Stat! 'penal and reformatory institutions of only the local Employers' Association
Prior to the opening of tmi ttatei^ gt ()> pre(crtbe methods of the unions have to face, but the secret
to settlemei.. he acted as a=ht. i. h-ofckeeping tor these and all county power of the Tatt administration
state auditor and insu™"=® com™1B jotik.es, examine all tax levies and which in Washington is actually the
sioner of the State of Kansas. ' ( |.(le|. the ,.orrection thereof if ex- city government.
since the days of the famous It ,.,.SSIV,. or erroneous, to expose false "We are not blind to the motiv--
to Oklahoma, he has resided " ' ttml erroneous methods of accounting, and perrons behind thi. lystematic
has been engaged In the abstract du d tQ lnstrU(., o(acerg when necessary drive against organized labor in the
ness since coming here up to i«oi, a books and accounts in the District of Columbia," explained a
which time nc was elected sw raanner, and in order to insure , prominent member of the Central La-
amitier and Inspector, when we "rM> thorough examination, power is bor Union, "because the community of
assumed statehood |a '
LIGHT UP THOSE DARK SHOW WINDOWS.
Mr. Merchant, and prove to the people that you believe in
your city and your business. Demonstrate that you have con
fidence in your goods by exhibiting them under tlie se<u< lung
rays of electric light. Back up your claims to being wide-
awake by making attractive window displays and LICjI I 1 INC j
THE^M UP, so that you will get 1 8 hours service out of the
window investment instead of the I Z daylight hours. L< t
people know that you stand for progress and" efficiency in
square dealing and full values. Money spent for good show
window lighting is just as necessary and just as profitable as
money spent for clerk hire.
OKLAHOMA GAS & ELECTRIC CO.
P. B. X. 14 1 '2 North Broadway
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Wilson, Ollie S. The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 30, 1910, newspaper, July 30, 1910; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106903/m1/3/: accessed September 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.